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National Guard Participates in Adriatic Cyber Exercise in Slovenia
July 10, 2024
Maryland Army National Guard Sgt. Emmanuel Unaka, cyber threat intelligence analyst with Cyber Protection Team 169, listens to Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina Lt. Armin Kolašinac, a Security Operations Center member, during the Adriatic Regional Security Cyber Cooperation exercise at the Slovenian Armed Forces Baron Andrej Čehovin barracks in Postojna, Slovenia, July 5, 2024. The two-week cybersecurity training event included representatives from six Adriatic nations working alongside their U.S. National Guard counterparts.

New York, Connecticut Soldiers are Regional Best Warriors
May 20, 2024
New York Army National Guard Sgt. Peter Fillion, an infantryman assigned to Charlie Troop, 2nd Squadron, 101st Cavalry Regiment, lobs a simulation grenade during the 2024 Region I Best Warrior Competition on Camp Smith, New York, May 14, 2024. Soldiers threw grenades in six scenarios during the event, one of many taskings during the four-day competition.

Connecticut Air Guard Unit Tests Battle Management System
March 21, 2024
Connecticut Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jonathan Wolff, an expeditionary warfighting communications Airman assigned to the 103rd Air Control Squadron, or 103rd ACS, cranks the handle of an antenna mast, part of the Tactical Operations Center - Light, or TOC-L, at Camp Nett, Niantic, Connecticut, March 5, 2024. Airmen from the 103rd ACS are testing the TOC-L system for the U.S. Air Force.

State Partnership Directors Share Tips on Adriatic Partnerships
February 28, 2024
U.S. Army and Air National Guard members of the State Partnership Program discuss plans to integrate efforts with Adriatic partner nations at the National Aerospace Research and Technology Park, Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Jan. 24, 2024. By linking U.S. states with partner countries, the SPP enhances military capabilities and interoperability.

Guard Vice Chief Emphasizes Cyber Readiness During Maine Visit
February 14, 2024
Lt. Gen. Marc Sasseville listens as Capt. Josh Hunsinger briefs on daily operations, missions, and the proud heritage of the Communications Squadron, Bangor Air National Guard Base, Maine, Feb. 3, 2024. Sasseville toured the Wing and met with the MAINEiacs as part of a multiday event.

Vermont Guard Partner North Macedonia Hosts Adriatic Conference
October 5, 2023
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Greg Knight, adjutant general, Vermont National Guard, listens to a speaker during the 26th U.S.-Adriatic Charter Chiefs of Defense Conference in Skopje, North Macedonia, Sept. 27, 2023. The conference included Balkan region military leaders, representatives, and their National Guard state partners.

Maine National Guard Rescues Injured Hiker
September 22, 2023
Stock image cockpit view from a UH-60 helicopter approaching Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park, Maine. The Maine National Guard hoisted an injured hiker to safety Sept. 20, 2023.

New England CERFP Graded Perfect in Evaluation
August 30, 2023
Senior Airman Cassandra Wachowiak, an aerospace medic with the 157th Medical Group, interacts with a patient during a radiological response training exercise Aug. 15, 2023, at Joint Base Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The 157th MDG was tested on its response to a radiological disaster and received a perfect score.

Maine, NH, Rhode Island Guardsmen Train on Domestic Response
August 24, 2023
A search and extraction team conducts a debriefing with an instructor following their casualty search. Approximately 180 Soldiers and Airmen from Maine, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire came together at Joint Base Cap Cod, Massachusetts, Aug. 12-18, 2023, for an external evaluation of the New England CERFP, a regional National Guard response team that assists first responders during large-scale emergencies.

Cyber Yankee Prepares Military, Business for Cyber Threats
June 8, 2023
A cyber duty identifier patch is worn by U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Gordon Smith, a cyberspace operations officer assigned to the 101st Air Refueling Wing, Maine Air National Guard, inside the Regional Training Institute at Camp Nett, Niantic, Connecticut, May 17, 2023. Duty identifier patches, also known as duty identifier tabs, are developed by the Institute of Heraldry and are used to easily differentiate the special skill sets of U.S. Air Force Airmen.

Massachusetts Guard Delivers Firefighting Equipment to Paraguay
May 22, 2023
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Gary Keefe, the adjutant general of Massachusetts, speaks with Paraguayan army Gen. Cesar A. Moreno, the Paraguayan Army commander, during a State Partnership Program event in Asunción, Paraguay, May 18, 2023.

Vermont, Maine Guard Join Common Challenge 23
March 29, 2023
U.S. Army Sgt. Sam Rathbun, medic, Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Mountain), Vermont Army National Guard, cares for a simulated casualty during Common Challenge 23 in the mountains around Kolašin, Montenegro, Feb. 6, 2023. Common Challenge 23 is a multinational exercise focused on integrating allied forces and conducting mountain warfare operations in severe terrain and weather with military members from the United States, Montenegro, Austria, North Macedonia and Italy forming a multinational mountain infantry company.

Cal Guard’s 746 CSSB Hands off Mission to Colorado’s 68 DSSB
November 25, 2022
Sgt. 1st Class Samuel Ryder and Lt. Col. Nathan Wall, command team for the 746th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, case the unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony with 68th Division Sustainment Support Battalion at Forward Operating Site Powidz, Poland, Nov. 22, 2022. The casing of the colors is an Army tradition symbolizing proper relief of the outgoing unit.

New York Army Guard Soldiers Heading to Africa, Kuwait
June 16, 2022
New York Army National Guard Spcs. Lori Gorman and Jahaira Rodriguez, both assigned to Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, head toward buses taking them to Fort Drum, New York, for training following a farewell event June 14, 2022, at Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The Soldiers will be deploying to the Horn of Africa in September.

Virginia, Maine National Guard CSTs conduct joint training
May 20, 2022
Virginia National Guard Soldiers and Airmen assigned to the 34th Civil Support Team participate in a Joint Hazard Assessment Team training exercise with members of the Maine National Guard’s 11th CST, the FBI, the Virginia Beach fire and police departments April 26, 2022, at the State Military Reservation in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

National Guard Soldiers provide security, partnerships in Horn of Africa
December 29, 2021
U.S. Army Sgt. Charles Riczu, a Connecticut Army National Guard Soldier, currently deployed with the 1-102nd Infantry Regiment (Mountain), Task Force Iron Gray, demonstrates military mountaineering skills to French Marine Capt. Benoit Malet, the officer in charge of the French Desert Commando Course, during the Joint Expeditionary Mountain Warfare Course.

National Guard support critical to U.S. European Command
July 22, 2021
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Sachariason, left, a Soldier assigned to the Florida Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, instructs 1st Lt. Almir Sarac, a soldier with the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina, how to shoot the M4A1 carbine rifle at Manjaca Training Area, Bosnia and Herzegovina, May 19, 2021.

Kansas Guard partnership helps Soldiers earn degrees
June 7, 2021
Eric Vannoy, lead welding instructor at Salina Area Technical College, left, inspects the work of Soldiers enrolled in the Advanced Leaders Course for the 91E Allied Trade Specialist military occupational specialty qualification course at the Kansas Army National Guard’s Regional Training Site for Maintenance in Salina, Kansas, May 20, 2021. The KSARNG-SATC  partnership gives Soldiers completing the Army course the opportunity to enroll in and receive credit for college courses.

Guardsman is 1st scholar in residence at Army history center
March 31, 2021
Capt. Jonathan Bratten, command historian for the Maine National Guard, gives a presentation in 2020 to a high school history class as part of the Maine Army National Guard's History Outreach Program. Bratten has been selected as the U.S. Army Center of Military History's first scholar in residence.

National Guard troops in DC for inaugural support
January 14, 2021
Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to Bravo Troop, 2nd Squadron, 183rd Cavalry Regiment, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, stand guard Jan. 11, 2021, in Washington, D.C. National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from multiple states have traveled to Washington to support to federal and district authorities leading up to the 59th presidential inauguration.